As part of a strategic planning process for its future activities, the National Human Genome Research Institute last week posted a white paper with questions about the future of genome sequencing on its website and is currently seeking feedback from members of the scientific community.

Sequencing will likely become more decentralized in the future, and new sequencing technologies with lower costs will continue to drive new research applications, according to NHGRI officials.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

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